Dave Duncan

"Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway"

Guitars That Drip Maple Syrup

There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to recognize a significant change in the patterns of his behaviour and come to accept that something has become a ‘norm’.  I’ve been listening to, and enjoying, the CBC Radio 3 Canadian Independent Music podcasts for a few years now, but only in conjunction with my usual radio and music listening preferences.  Shortly before last week, I noticed that I was eschewing radio and my usual music in favour of some new-found Canadian Indie bands.

After our two nights out for Canadian Music Week, and comparing ticket prices for live Canadian Indie acts, I think it’s safe to say that I am now more in favour of CBC Radio 3 than anything on broadcast radio.  Sadly, as CBC Radio 3 isn’t a broadcast station, I’ll have to enjoy it on the net until I eventually get into satellite radio.  In the meantime, my CD collection will no doubt become engorged with acts from across this great country who still have real jobs while they try to eek out a living and continue making great music.

Right now, I’m particularly partial to The Arkells, Hey Rosetta, Malajube and the ever-present Joel Plaskett.  If you don’t know them, check them out on CBC Radio 3’s site.  You can listen to any and all of the bands ‘in the scene’ on there, and if you create a login, you can create and save playlists, which I highly recommend.  Rock on.

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  1. Jared March 18th, 2009 4:36 pm

    Just wait until you start curating your own podcast to share this music with others.

  2. Tyrone March 19th, 2009 1:07 pm

    What about another great podcast resource, SilentTalkie.com, eh? eh? Oh, and this is a great CBCR3 page: http://radio3.cbc.ca/nmc/artist.aspx?name=Silver-Speakers

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